At least two American marines were killed in an attack on a Nato base in Afghanistan in the early hours of Saturday morning. Taliban attackers are believed to have breached the perimeter of Camp Bastion and damaged buildings, hangers and aircraft. Th
On Sunday, however, the United States said it was putting on hold the transfer of about 30 Afghan detainees because of doubts about the government’s commitment to other parts of the memorandum of understanding.
The Obama administration struck a largely symbolic blow against what it considers the most violent and intransigent enemy of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, declaring that it will add the Pakistan-based Haqqani network to its list of terrorist organizati
As fatal attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by their Afghan partners kept up at an alarming rate this year, Afghan officials acknowledged hundreds of its soldiers have been expelled or arrested because of deficient vetting and links to insurgents.
The US military will maintain control over dozens of foreign detainees in Afghanistan for the indefinite future, even as the 2 countries prepare to ceremonially mark the hand-over of detention operations to the Afghan government
Training of Afghan Local Police and special operations forces has been put on hold while their American trainers conduct stricter vetting to try to root out any infiltrators or new recruits who could pose risks to the coalition troops working with th
Late on that terrible April day in 2004, hours after she learned that her husband had died in the mountains of Afghanistan, Marie Tillman finally reached for the sealed envelope hidden beneath the clutter on their bedroom dresser.
Five Australian troops were killed in 2 separate incidents in Afghanistan making it the bloodiest 24-hour period for Canberra in the war and adding to growing concern about attacks on foreign troops by rogue Afghan soldiers.
Needs More Troops Just to Deal with Shipping Containers
A rogue Afghan soldier shot dead two U.S. troops in east Afghanistan, the NATO-led coalition said, the latest in a series of insider killings that have strained trust between the allies ahead of a 2014 pullout by foreign combat troops.
Britain on Monday condemned “in the strongest terms” reports that Taliban Islamist insurgents had beheaded 17 civilians at a party in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
Taliban insurgents beheaded 17 Afghans in a rebel-controlled area of southern Afghanistan, officials said Monday, and two NATO troops were killed by an Afghan soldier in the eastern part of the country.
American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh says a federal prison rule barring him and other Muslims from praying together daily is "absurd". (Aug. 27)
US troops tried to burn 500 copies of the Koran as part of a badly bungled security sweep at an Afghan prison in February, despite repeated warnings from Afghan soldiers that they were making a colossal mistake,
When President Obama surged 30,000 additional U.S. troops into Afghanistan in 2010, the new forces were concentrated overwhelmingly on two volatile areas of southern Afghanistan: Helmand and Kandahar Provinces.
As a fervent Ron Paul supporter the first twenty seconds really gets me, as the dad explains the reason and incident that triggered this unfortunate outcome.
3-D printing has yielded items both fascinating and potentially troubling.
I spent four years in the Marine Corps covering everything from combat patrols in Iraq to commanding generals cutting ribbons. It was challenging, exciting, life-changing and boring in almost equal measure.
Insurgents hiding outside the heavily fortified Bagram Air Base fired a pair of rockets that damaged the parked C-17 transport plane used by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, American and Afghan officials said.
3-D printing has yielded items both fascinating and potentially troubling. Now we can add one more to the list of printed achievements...
Remember the war in Afghanistan? You know: It was the "good war," fought in response to Al Qaeda's attack on 9/11 and the Taliban's refusal to turn them in....
New Zealand revealed Monday it was considering an early withdrawal from Afghanistan after three of its soldiers were killed in a roadside bomb attack on their convoy in Bamiyan province. Prime Minister John Key insisted the plan to pull out early
The spiritual leader of the Taliban said the group's insurgents have succeeded in foisting the ranks of the Afghan security forces, allowing them to attack their fellow NATO service members.
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday to crack down on a rise in attacks by Afghan security personnel on their Western colleagues, officials said.
With today's deadly attack on American forces and the fatal downing of an Black Hawk helicopter, the nation again looks to Afghanistan and the troop withdrawal in 2014.
NATO is reporting that 11 people, including seven American troops, were killed Thursday in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan. The other casualties were "three members of the Afghan National Security Forces, and one civilian interpreter" acco
Deadliest Day of the Year for Afghan Civilians
Seven international soldiers have been killed by their local colleagues in a bloody week of violence in Afghanistan, further eroding trust between foreign troops and the Afghans they work with. Six died on Friday alone — three American soldiers we
Pakistan's interior minister has said elements of the Afghan government are likely supporting a senior Pakistani Taliban leader who is fighting to topple the Islamabad government, accusations which could further raise tensions over cross-border raids
In a frank debate with White House war adviser Douglas Lute, Ambassador Sherry Rehman said the drone attacks have already succeeded in damaging Al Qaeda but are now only serving to recruit new militants.